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Squealing when pulling clutch
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itstuantran Offline
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Squealing when pulling clutch
Mine is RS 2017 and recently i have had squealing sound every time pulling clutch for gear change. I have lubricated the bolt but no luck. Anyone having the same problem and how to solve it. Thanks
(This post was last modified: 11-15-2017 02:21 PM by The ferret.)
11-14-2017 07:38 PM
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The ferret Offline
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RE: Sqealing when pulling clutch
hmm there should be no reason to squeal, it's hydraulic. Does it do it with the motor off? or just when the motor is running? What did you lubricate the pivot with?

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11-14-2017 09:39 PM
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alprider Offline
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RE: Sqealing when pulling clutch
Hmm if i remember right somebody put some WD40 by on the hand-lever there. And it was good after.... and a bit l have too the same sound by my DLX until now and not at the new EX
(This post was last modified: 11-15-2017 12:48 AM by alprider.)
11-15-2017 12:11 AM
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The ferret Offline
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RE: Sqealing when pulling clutch
WD 40 is a short term fix for pivot squeal. Long term fix is to pull the blade, and pin, clean off the old stuff, apply a good quality grease like bearing grease and reassemble.

pics are gone but process is explained

http://www.cb1100forum.com/forum/showthr...p?tid=6755

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11-15-2017 07:54 AM
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Wisedrum Online
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RE: Sqealing when pulling clutch
When I did my summer trip in wet and rainy Scotland this year, the clutch lever started to squeal after a while. John helped me out with WD40 and it solved the problem. Being at home again I mounted foldable levers for each the brake and the clutch because I damaged one of it through a downfall of the bike. They were mounted with a good portion of grease and never did an annoying sound since then. If they will do, I repeat the grease thing.

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11-15-2017 02:12 PM
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itstuantran Offline
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RE: Squealing when pulling clutch
Ferret, it's quealing either motor on or off. I have lubricated the pivot with Liqui chain lub.

Thanks for the info, i'll try it out on weekend.
(11-15-2017 07:54 AM)The ferret Wrote:  WD 40 is a short term fix for pivot squeal. Long term fix is to pull the blade, and pin, clean off the old stuff, apply a good quality grease like bearing grease and reassemble.

pics are gone but process is explained

http://www.cb1100forum.com/forum/showthr...p?tid=6755
(This post was last modified: 11-15-2017 07:56 PM by itstuantran.)
11-15-2017 07:53 PM
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The ferret Offline
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RE: Squealing when pulling clutch
If it is the clutch lever squealing that should fix it. PLease let us know. I'm surprised it's happening on a new bike though. Musta got past the luber at the factory.

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11-15-2017 08:16 PM
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itstuantran Offline
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RE: Squealing when pulling clutch
Yes Ferret. It even leaked at the head gasket as many posts discussed before regarding oil seapage or leakage Big Grin but i have got it fixed by applying a layer of sealant beneath the gasket. No more leak since then.

(11-15-2017 08:16 PM)The ferret Wrote:  If it is the clutch lever squealing that should fix it. PLease let us know. I'm surprised it's happening on a new bike though. Musta got past the luber at the factory.
11-16-2017 01:09 AM
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The ferret Offline
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RE: Squealing when pulling clutch
Head gasket or valve cover gasket?

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11-16-2017 05:38 AM
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ChipBeck Offline
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RE: Squealing when pulling clutch
"Squealing when pulling clutch"

I suggest tempering your enthusiasm.

Chip

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11-16-2017 02:32 PM
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